Category Archive: Alt-Media-Commentary

Alternative and Media Commentary

Oct 27 2015

Even sitting governors have to abide the Quiet Car Rules

As a fairly regular train-rider, I cannot express how delighted I have been by the news going around the internet of Chris Christie getting asked to leave the Quiet Car of an Amtrak train last weekend. Evidently the current New Jersey governor and Republican presidential candidate boarded an Amtrak train rather loudly on Sunday morning (reports …

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Oct 26 2015

In case you need another reason to love Kate Winslet …

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I don’t need any help in this department, but news about a special stipulation in Kate Winslet‘s current contract with L’Oréal just served to validate my long-time admiration of the actress and all-around fascinating woman. The face of the Lancôme cosmetics line has had it written into her contract that photographs of her may not be retouched in …

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Oct 13 2015

Somebody’s taking customer service seriously

I realize that I’m still in the “honeymoon phase” with my new employer, but if today’s experience with the IT HelpDesk is any indication, I’m pretty confident that I can look forward to a VERY happy marriage. First off, I thought it was a fairly good sign that I was nearly 9 days into the new job …

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Oct 10 2015

Another reason to love Spain

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From the Restoring My Faith in Humanity Department comes this video produced by Spain’s State Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Transsexuals and Bisexuals, in which average, every day Spaniards advise a gay couple to stay elsewhere when they find homophobic threats in the directions they have been provided to their hostel. The American couple does not speak Spanish, …

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Oct 07 2015

Coming up for some air & a cappella

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I’m mid-way through my  first full week at my new job, which is has been awesomely exciting and awesomely exhausting at the same time. My brain is about 10 years older than the last time I had to learn so much new stuff all at once … and I don’t have a lot of energy …

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Sep 29 2015

Kim Davis goes Gilbert & Sullivan

This brilliant parody set to the tune of “I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General” will appeal to all the word geeks and musical theater lovers among my 14 faithful readers. It’s pretty much perfectly perfect. But somehow I doubt Rowan County Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis would get it.

Sep 27 2015

Duct tape 1, IKEA 0

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Anybody who’s ever assembled a piece of IKEA furniture will appreciate this video featuring actor Ryan Reynolds. I take this as further proof that duct tape can pretty much solve any kind assembly or repair problem. Maybe IKEA should consider including a small roll of it along with the infinite number of bolt, nuts, screws …

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